CPS Family and Consumer Science

  • Family and Consumer Sciences (or FACS) is an academic discipline that combines aspects of social and natural science. Family & Consumer Sciences was previously known as Home Economics until the 90′s when the official title was changed to Family & Consumer Sciences, encompassing more aspects of home life and wellness.

    Family and consumer sciences deals with the relationship between individuals, families, and communities, and the environment in which they live. The field represents many disciplines including consumer science, nutrition, food preparation, parenting, early childhood education, family economics and resource management, human development, interior design,textiles, apparel design, as well as other related subjects.